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Taliban NarrativesThe Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict$
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Thomas Johnson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190840600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190840600.001.0001

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Target Audiences of Afghan Narratives and Stories

Target Audiences of Afghan Narratives and Stories

(p.35) 3 Target Audiences of Afghan Narratives and Stories
Taliban Narratives

Thomas H. Johnson

Matthew DuPee

Wali Shaaker

Oxford University Press

This chapter assesses the explicit target audiences of Taliban narratives and associated stories. These targets include – Local populations that are neutral/undecided toward the Taliban cause (Figure 3.20), local supports and sympathizers (Figure 3.2), local opposition (Figure 3.3), neighboring populations (Figure 3.4), and international population (Figure 3.5). The chapter introduces means of delivery for each of the audiences suggested and examines their respective messages’ strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords:   Kalay (Village), Taliban IO strategy and objectives, Narratives, Major IO themes, IO Message Effectiveness, IO Message Ineffectiveness, IO Delivery Systems

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